Search Results: "Leslie Wu"


BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLY TREE by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Even collections with many monarch titles will want to add this one for its masterful evocation of a child's sense of wonder at the natural world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A black rain that becomes a mysterious orange cloud over Lake Erie is the beginning for of a magical encounter with monarch butterflies for Jilly, her dog, Fudge, and her mother. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Brief biographical information on the artist accompanies an elegant reproduction of his work, The Rehearsal on Stage, where readers are urged to hunt for alleged evidence of the kittens' joyful rampage across the artist's page. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A desperate, pregnant mother cat seeks shelter in a Parisian theater, just in time to provide a home for her kittens. Read full book review >

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THE VERY BEST DADDY OF ALL by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"A beautiful celebration of fathers of all species, complete with a separate greeting card to share. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Just in time for Father's Day, Newbery Honor author Bauer offers a companion to My Mother Is Mine (2001). Read full book review >

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FISH FACES by Norbert Wu
by Norbert Wu, photographed by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Remarkably handsome. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-9)"
Celebrating the enormous and colorful variety of ocean life, a marine biologist and underwater photographer groups his splendid color photos by characteristics he points out in a concise text with a verse-like cadence: ``Fish that glide on fins like wings...Spotted fish, dotted fish/Fish with lines and stripes and waves...Red eyes/Green eyes/Great big pretend eyes....'' With snapshot-sized insets superimposed on creatively varied vistas featuring additional specimens and the lush blue or green of the sea itself as an out-of-focus background, his compositions are as interesting for their design as for the fascinating comparisons they present. Read full book review >

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A CITY UNDER THE SEA by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"She has a more compelling narrative, employs larger, more arresting photos, and provides further reading and an index. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)"
Wu (Fish Faces, 1993, etc.) describes the special world of the coral reef by day and night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE IN CONCERT by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers will find a simple plot and compassionate characters balanced with glowing pictures for a satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First met in Ellie (2015), the eponymous, doe-eyed elephant becomes a champion of the arts as she adds music to her painting skills. Read full book review >

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ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL AS YESTERDAY  by Fan Wu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"The author nicely inhabits her three main characters but rarely risks escalating the tensions among them."
Fan Wu (February Flowers, 2007) portrays two sisters on divergent life paths earnestly seeking common ground after their mother arrives in San Francisco from China. Read full book review >

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THE ATTENTION MERCHANTS by Tim Wu
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Forget subliminal seduction: every day, we are openly bought and sold, as this provocative book shows."
When something online is free, then the product being sold is you. Wu (Columbia Law School; The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, 2010) elaborates on that sobering note. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2010

"Eye-opening reading, with implications for just about anyone who uses that utility, which means just about everyone."
Powerful forces are afoot to take control of the Internet—for profit, of course. It's happened before, writes Slate contributor Wu (Copyright and Communications/Columbia Univ.; co-author: Who Controls the Internet?, 2006), and the corporations have won just about every time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"An often heartrending portrait of a family and a life shattered by state paranoia, and of a world turned upside-down. (First printing of 25,000)"
A nightmarish tale of political persecution in Communist China. Read full book review >